City seeks input on proposed Bicycle Ordinance revisions

The city continues to seek input on proposed changes to the Bicycle Ordinance. Please see our most recent article with examples of proposed changes and a list of opportunities to provide comments. 

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June 22, 2018 

Your input is sought regarding several proposed changes to the city’s Bicycle Ordinance.

Notable possible changes include clarifying prohibited parking areas for bicycles and similar vehicles. Those similar vehicles include electric mini-scooters and electric and motorized bicycles, skateboards and play vehicles. Conditions for impounding vehicles that violate parking ordinances are also outlined in the proposal.

Proposed changes also limit parking bicycles or similar vehicles owned by one owner, such as a bike or scooter share company, to five vehicles within 200 feet of each other.

Proposed changes also clarify where electric bikes and mini-scooters can be legally ridden, and specifically defines what is a reasonable speed for bicycles and similar vehicles on sidewalks and roadways.

The public can review the proposed ordinance here. (PDF) And submit comments to the city via email here. 

The Transportation Commission will consider all feedback received and will review, discuss and make recommendations on the draft ordinance at its Aug. 16 meeting.

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Below is the original news article that previewed the commission's June 21 meeting:

June 14, 2018

The Transportation Commission will consider proposed changes to the bicycle ordinance at its regular meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd..

Notable changes include clarifying prohibited parking areas for bicycles and similar vehicles, including electric mini-scooters and electric and motorized bicycles, skateboards and play vehicles. Conditions for impounding vehicles that violate parking ordinances are also outlined.

Additionally, proposed changes limit parking bicycles or similar vehicles owned by one owner, such as a bike or scooter share company, to five vehicles within 200 feet of each other.

The revised ordinance also clarifies where electric bikes and mini-scooters can be legally ridden, and it more specifically defines what is a reasonable speed for bicycles and similar vehicles on sidewalks and roadways.

The Transportation Commission will vote at their Aug. 16 regular meeting whether to recommend the proposed changes to the City Council, which will consider the recommendation by mid-September.

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